Description

As you plan your visit, please check out the official campground webpage on the Forest Service website to find information on seasonal closures, any fees, fire alerts and necessary permits. Also remember that many national forest campgrounds are remote, which is what makes them so great, but GPS apps and mapping sites may not be accurate. We recommend that you read and take Continue reading...
As you plan your visit, please check out the official campground webpage on the Forest Service website to find information on seasonal closures, any fees, fire alerts and necessary permits. Also remember that many national forest campgrounds are remote, which is what makes them so great, but GPS apps and mapping sites may not be accurate. We recommend that you read and take note of the driving directions and cautions carefully. A special bit of caution to RV’s: you could be in for a bumpy ride, so make sure to do your homework!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
400
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

There are a good number of biking trails around Lake Tahoe, especially in the south shore. There are bike paths, dirt roads, si...Read more

Boating

Picture this: bright blue skies reflected in glassy water, mountain peaks and trees rising up around you. There isn’t much that...Read more

Fishing

The lakes here are stunning, and the rivers are just as amazing, offering fantastic fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown, e...Read more

Hiking

There are over a hundred miles of hiking trails where you can wander through fields of wildflowers, stroll around lakes, and tr...Read more

Horseback riding

Giddy up! There are horse trails around for you and your horsey friend to explore, especially in the backcountry. You’ll need a...Read more

Paddling

Your flatwater recreation opportunities are limitless at Lake Tahoe! Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, waterskiing, windsurf...Read more

Wind sports

Want some adrenaline-pumping adventure over that beautiful shimmering blue water? Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe are great for...Read more

OHV

Looking to drive off road? Who isn’t? Tahoe has quite a few off roading trails, you can see the list here. Rubicon Trail is one...Read more

Climbing

The Sierras by Lake Tahoe make for excellent climbing and bouldering: the Pie Shop has excellent cragging; Donner Summit has th...Read more

Snow sports

Snow sports became popular at Lake Tahoe from the 1960 Olympic Games at Squaw Valley. Now, there’s snowboarding, skiing, snowmo...Read more

Swimming

Of course you can swim at Tahoe! Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, and William Kent are campgrounds w...Read more

Wildlife watching

You’ll have no trouble wildlife watching in the Tahoe Basin. There are mountain lions, beavers, martens, black bears, coyotes, ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Richardson.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Park
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 543-2600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.935° N, 120.041° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 300 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 100 Sites
(Up to people per site)